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X-Men

Gaming adjacent: Your favorite Attack of the Show host is going to be an X-Man


Kevin Pereira am cry
Apr 13
// Robert Summa
Gamers and all-around lovers of nerd culture love it when shows or outlets hire very attractive women for their programs in order to cater to that lower demographic and drive ratings. This appeared to be the case back in the ...
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Pixels movie

Arcade icons wreck Earth in the first trailer for Pixels


Warning: Adam Sandler and Kevin James
Mar 17
// Jordan Devore
In Pixels, aliens have invaded Earth with classic arcade characters like Donkey Kong and Pac-Man and it's up to Adam Sandler and friends to save the world. What could possibly go wrong? The basic concept originated years ago...
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Telltale

Telltale's first original series is a TV show and videogame crossover


Lionsgate is an investor
Feb 24
// Brett Makedonski
Telltale Games has a propensity for surprising when it comes to revealing new projects. The news that it was creating a story-based Minecraft was so far out of left field, that it prompted us to wonder aloud what the nex...
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Hitman movie

Hitman: Agent 47 looks anything but stealthy


Videogame movies, man
Feb 11
// Jordan Devore
The tone of this trailer for Hitman: Agent 47 matches my playstyle for the game series, which is to go in quietly only to screw up repeatedly and end up having to trade bullets with everyone. While I could have done without ...
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Dead Rising movie

Rob Riggle plays a decent Frank West, but Dead Rising: Watchtower looks bad


Real, real bad
Jan 22
// Jordan Devore
We were promised a direct-to-internet Dead Rising movie, and that's exactly what we're getting. Even with my expectations set accordingly, I'm coming off this trailer for Dead Rising: Watchtower feeling disappointed. Rob Rig...
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SpeedTree

Congrats on the Academy Award, SpeedTree


We were rooting for you
Jan 13
// Jordan Devore
Do you ever take a moment to stop and admire the scenery? Too often are we focused on mindlessly pushing forward to the next objective to notice the little details. Foliage, man. Take it in. The Academy of Motion Picture Arts...
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Volume

Gollum's Andy Serkis joins the cast of Mike Bithell's Volume


Thomas Was Alone creator teams with Hollywood talent
Nov 01
// Jonathan Holmes
Volume is the upcoming retelling of the Robin Hood myth from Thomas Was Alone creator Mike Bithell. One of the first voice actors cast for the game was former Dtoid reviews editor Jim Sterling in the role of (Friar) Tuck. I'm...
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Angry Birds

The Angry Birds movie now has a star-studded celebrity voice cast


But is it actually going to be any good?
Oct 01
// Brittany Vincent
The Angry Birds movie is not only a real thing, but it seems as though production is well underway, with a cavalcade of celebrity voice talent just announced today. The Columbia Pictures film will be directed by Clay Katis of...
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Movies

Shadow of the Colossus movie lives on with a new director


Wonder how much dialog there will be
Sep 05
// Jordan Devore
Mama director Andrés Muschietti has been tapped for Shadow of the Colossus now that previous director Josh Trank (Chronicle) is busy with Fantastic Four and Star Wars, reports Deadline. We've had years to warm up to th...
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Freebies

Wing Commander III is free on Origin


Now I just need a joystick
Aug 05
// Jordan Devore
The next free game in EA's On the House promo for Origin is the classic space combat sim Wing Commander III: Heart of the Tiger. Add it to your account and its yours to keep. This is definitely something to check out for folk...
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Movies

There's going to be a Dead Island movie (for real this time)


Production starting Q1 2015
Aug 01
// Jordan Devore
A few years ago, Lionsgate picked up the film rights to Dead Island but now Deep Silver is moving forward with Occupant Entertainment to "package, produce, and finance" an adaptation. It's unclear which direction the movie wi...
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Is this Harry Dean-Stanton's first game appearance? Who cares.
The pre-order bonuses for Alien: Isolation have been announced, and they're really, really cool... but should we take it at some kind of sign? After all, it was a very similar lust for bonuses that led to the crew of The Nostromo investigating the distress signal coming from LV-426, in the process granting passage to the film's titular nightmarish stowaway.

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Sonic movie

Prepare for a hybrid CG/live-action Sonic the Hedgehog movie


We knew this day would come
Jun 10
// Jordan Devore
Sony Pictures Entertainment and Sega Sammy's Marza Animation Planet studio have plans for a big-screen Sonic the Hedgehog movie that will combine CG animation with live action, according to The Hollywood Reporter. Evan Susser...
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Microsoft in talks to partner with Showtime for Halo TV series


It's...!!!
May 05
// Dale North
That upcoming Halo TV show? Variety says that it looks like Microsoft and Showtime are going to team up for its distribution. If this goes down, the live-action show will show up first on cable, and then become available on c...
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Splinter Cell

The Bourne Identity director in final talks for Splinter Cell movie


Not a bad choice
Mar 20
// Jordan Devore
The Bourne Identity, Mr. & Mrs. Smith, and Jumper director Doug Liman is in final negotiations to direct Ubisoft and New Regency's Splinter Cell film, according to The Hollywood Reporter. The adaptation is expected to rel...
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Warner Bros. developing a Minecraft movie


And it'll be live-action
Feb 27
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Warner Bros. Pictures is developing a Minecraft movie according to Deadline. Notch himself confirmed the news as well. So yeah, that's happening. Warner acquired the movie rights from Mojang, and it looks like this will be a...
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I wish this Mario Kart movie was real


Much better than a Need for Speed movie
Oct 15
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
What happens when you apply the over-the-top seriousness from that Need for Speed movie trailer to Mario Kart? Magic. Thanks, GamesRadar.
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The first trailer for the Need for Speed movie is here


Starring Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul
Sep 25
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Oh you didn't forget, did you? There's going to be a Need for Speed movie, and it's going to star Breaking Bad's Aaron Paul. The first trailer for the movie has plenty of cliché going for it, you know, the same kind of stuff you've seen from movies about racing cars before. Need for Speed (the movie) revs up its first trailer [Flixist]
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Dante's Inferno

Evil Dead director tied to Dante's Inferno film adaption


Go to Hell ... Again
Sep 17
// Kyle MacGregor
Universal Pictures is looking to bring Dante's Inferno to a theater near you. The movie studio is reportedly in talks with Fede Alvarez, the director behind the recent Evil Dead remake, to adapt Electronic Arts' act...
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Movie Defense Force: Silent Hill


I'm burning
Aug 16
// Jim Sterling
My movie review show, Movie Defense Force, has another videogame-based film on the block this week, so I am sharing it here for your delicious viewing. I'm talking about the 2006 Silent Hill movie -- maligned by all when it first came out, but probably one of the better adaptations out there.  Of course, defending the sequel would be way more challenging ... and I plan on doing that, too!
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Ellen Page comments on The Last of Us likeness


"It was not appreciated"
Jun 24
// Jim Sterling
Ellen Page isn't exactly thrilled that her likeness was used without permission in Naughty Dog's The Last of Us, besides her appearing by name in another Sony production. In fact, it's specifically because she'll be in Beyond...
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Logan's Run movie

Ken Levine will write the new Logan's Run movie


Welcome Humans! I am ready for you.
Jun 18
// Joshua Derocher
A remake for Logan's Run is in the works, and it's surprisingly going to be written by BioShock Infinite's master guru, Ken Levine. He isn't leaving Irrational Games or anything like that; he is just writing this as a side pr...
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Need for Speed movie

Here's your first look at the Need for Speed movie


I feel the need...
Jun 10
// Tony Ponce
We learned last year that Electronic Arts had teamed up with DreamWorks for a movie based on the Need for Speed franchise. The film's star, Aaron Paul, best known for his role as Jesse Pinkman in Breaking Bad, introduced spe...
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20-minute supercut of videogame references in movies


So many references!
May 30
// Hamza CTZ Aziz
Here's the ultimate supercut of videogame related references from dozens upon dozens of different Hollywood movies. Not movies based on games, just movies that referenced games in some way. Whether it was just a random throw...
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Great Gatsby

Get ready for Leo with the Great Gatsby NES game


Kill enthusiastic Flappers
May 05
// Jonathan Holmes
The marketing blitz for the new Great Gatsby movie starring Leonardo Dicaprio and Toby Maguire is in full effect. Right on cue, people across the world are already bemoaning the films existence, insisting that the movie is&nb...
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Gears of War

Battleship producer joins Gears of War film


But there's not much else to report
Apr 30
// Jordan Devore
Joining countless other adaptations of popular videogames that someone bought the rights to only for us to hear little if nothing else since, the Gears of War movie is still happening. Variety reports that Battleshi...
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PlayStation 4

David Cage joined by film writers and directors on PS4


Cage refuses to direct anyone else's screenplay
Apr 29
// Allistair Pinsof
It's not normal for a man to write a 2,000 page script or direct a 10+ hour film, so I can't blame David Cage if all of Beyond: Two Souls isn't golden. Realizing how this strains developer Quantic Dream's game director, co-CE...
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Grand Theft KIFFLOM, Endless Summer & THQ's Final Auction


The Destructoid Show features very mild nudity
Apr 23
// Max Scoville
Today on The Destructoid Show, we discuss Grand Theft Auto V's KIFFLOM and Epsilonism, The Endless Summer, a mysterious new Bethesda title that's popped up on the Australian Ratings Classification Board, and Ratchet &am...
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Anti-nerd humor

My personal crusade against anti-nerd humor


Why Hollywood owes us some respect
Mar 26
// Vito Gesualdi
I recently had the chance to shoot the sitcom spec pilot posted above with some friends of mine, a project which dredged up a lot of thoughts on how nerds are portrayed in the media. See, I've always had a big problem with t...
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Mortal Kombat is the best game movie ever made, fools!


Cheap plug hooray!
Feb 28
// Jim Sterling
Over on The Escapist, where my weekly Jimquisition episodes are hosted, I also have another show that many of you likely don't know about. It's called Movie Defense Force, a film review show where I take movies that have bee...






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